25 Inspiring Facts About Stephen Hawking You Probably Didn’t Know

Stephen Hawking was the modern world’s Albert Einstein. Soaring across the cosmos with the power of his mind, he unlocked many of the mysteries of the universe. Needless to say, he helped to advance human civilization in countless ways.

And, despite his debilitating disease, Hawking was also a prolific writer, speaker, and pop-culture personality. He made it his goal to make science more accessible to everyone. Sadly, he passed away on March 14th, 2018 at the age of 76.

Ready to expand your mind about one of the greatest geniuses of our time? Here are 25 Inspiring Facts About Stephen Hawking You Probably Didn’t Know.

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He loved math at a young age, but his father wanted him to study medicine. He eventually studied Physics at Oxford because mathematics wasn't a major.

oxfordSource: https://science.howstuffworks.com/dictionary/famous-scientists/physicists/10-cool-things-stephen-hawking2.htm
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He didn't learn to read well until he was 8, and by his own words, was a lazy student all the way through Oxford.

stephen hawking 2Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1322807/Stephen-Hawking-I-didnt-learn-read-8-lazy-student.html
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He was born on Galileo's 300th death anniversary and died on Albert Einstein's birthday.

galileoSource: https://www.scoopwhoop.com/stephen-hawkin-facts/#.awguryq6b
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In 1963, he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and should have only survived 3 years, but he lived on for another fifty years instead.

stephen hawking 1Source: https://www.cnn.com/2013/04/29/world/europe/stephen-hawking-fast-facts/index.html
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He dreamed of writing a physics book that the general public could understand and wrote it with his speech synthesizer and assistance from his students. The result was "A Brief History of Time," published in 1988.

stephen hawkingSource: https://www.biography.com/news/stephen-hawking-biography-facts


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